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Thursday 21 December 2017

Happy Christmas from the Junior Committee

Wishing all our juniors and parents a very Merry Christmas and fun golfing in 2018.

Sunday 10 December 2017

Santa Scramble

Twelve adults and juniors braved the bitter cold today to play in our Santa Scramble. Fantastic score of nett 31 for 10 holes by Louis and Daniel (assisted by Michael). Santa is going to review handicaps over Christmas 😉🎅. Great tales of bouncing balls and well used hand warmers afterwards in the clubhouse.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Santa Scramble Saturday 9th December

Sign up now for our Santa Scramble on Saturday 9th December with times starting from 1pm. Enter as a team of three: one adult and two juniors or three juniors. If you don’t have a full team, let us know and we will team you up with some lovely people.  Each team can have one non-member (adult or junior) so time to phone a friend!

Let’s get as many playing as possible and make it a festive occasion - Christmas hats, jumpers etc encouraged!

You can sign up on line or email cpjuniorgolf@gmail.com to enter.

Monday 20 November 2017

Presentation of Prizes 2017

Back L-R:
Danny Hendry, Cameron Ledingham, Sam Hall, Mark Brooks, Susan Corrie, George Hunter
Front L-R: 
Conor O’Toole, Lucy Morrison, Lucy Hall, Callum Murison, Georgia Ledingham
Missing from photo: Alessio Margiotta, Matthew Nicol, Blair Welsh

It was fantastic to see so many juniors and parents at prize-giving last week and to celebrate all our junior achievements this year both individually and as a team/club. We have had an amazing year and we have a fantastic bunch of young people, parents and volunteers. Thank you for all the support and feedback we have received this year.  Click HERE to view more photos of the prize-giving.

Junior Champion: Mark Brooks

Midweek Stablefords
Lucy Morrison
Blair Welsh
Cameron Ledingham
Oliver Livingston

Handicap Medals
Ellie Ferguson (2)
Kirsten Murison (3)
Conor O’Toole
Lucy Morrison
Cameron Ledingham
Blair Welsh
Sam Westwood

Scratch Medals
Conor O’Toole (3)
Danny Hendry (2)
Mark Brooks (2)
Sam Hall
Blair Welsh
Sam Westwood

David Young Trophy (Singles Knockout) :Winner: Cameron Ledingham
Junior Summer Foursomes Winners: Danny Hendry & Cameron Ledingham 
Junior Strokeplay Trophy 36 Hole scratch: Conor O’Toole
Junior Most Improved Player : Oliver Livingston
Junior Order of Merit : Kirsten Murison

Junior Team 
SE Edinburgh Winter League Individual Junior Champion: Mark Brooks
SE Edinburgh Winter League Junior Handicap Trophy: Cameron Ledingham
Edinburgh Junior Golf League: Champions
Scottish Junior Team Championship: Champions

Monday 2 October 2017

Autumn update

There has been so much happening and to round off the season by winning the Scottish Junior Team Championships is just incredible. (See previous post).  The season is nearing an end and unfortunately the medal winners medal had to be abandoned on Saturday due to a torrential downpour and hailstones! The 36 hole scratch Strokeplay trophy takes place this Saturday (8th October) and on Sunday Cameron Ledingham, Mark Brooks, Danny Hendry, Sam Hall, Sam Westwood, Lucy Morrison, Megan Linton, Emily Rigg all take part in The Stephen Gallacher Foundation Race to Dunbar finals.

Winter coaching starts at the Braids this Saturday at 3pm. We will also be holding monthly 10 hole Adult/Junior scrambles once a month on Saturday afternoons, with times staring from 1pm. Dates are:

  • Saturday 28 October
  • Saturday 18 November
  • Saturday 9 December
  • Saturday 20 January
  • Saturday 24 February

You can enter as a team of one adult and two juniors.  The adult does not need to be a member. Or three juniors can enter as a team, but one must have a handicap of 18 or less. Or you can enter as an individual or a as two and we will try to team you up. Open to ALL junior members.
Those with handicaps can enter online.  For juniors without handicaps please email us at cpjuniorgolf@gmail.com  to enter no later than the Wednesday morning before the event. 

Conor O'Toole was selected  to play in the Italian International Individual Under 16s Championship and put in some great performances in a very strong field, reducing his handciap to 1 into the bargain. He was also part of a 3 man Scottish Golf team competing for the Nations Cup at the event. 

Sam Hall has continued his amazing year with even more silverware, In the Independent Schools Golf Association tournament at Kingsacre, he won the U15 Boys Competition with a 69.  He followed this up by recording the best scratch score of 69 over a very windy Strathtyrum Course (St Andrews) in the St Leonards National U15 Junior Golf Championships.  Not to be outdone, sister Lucy, was third scratch and handicap in the U13 event at Craigielaw.

Our Tiger Cubs have been busy as well.  Congratulations to new members Craig and Katie MacKenzie on gaining their bronze certificates and many thanks to some of our more experienced junior members who have been out playing with and encouraging the Tiger Cubs.  Great to see.

We also held a very successful Pig Racing night on Saturday 23rd September.  This was the night before the Scottish Team Championships and although the organisers were very tired it obviously didn't affect the team.  Now we know how to prepare for big events in the future! This was a well attended, fun family evening. Thank you very much to all our sponsors, to everyone who bought pigs and all who contributed on the night. We raised a fantastic amount of money for our junior funds and some of the money raised will be donated to charity (to be decided). 

Scottish Junior Team Champions!

The inaugural event was  hosted by Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday the 24th August 2017.  The winning teams from Junior Leagues all over Scotland, plus several teams from areas currently without Junior Leagues, entered the event. Each Team had 6 Players and there was some excellent scoring under the singles Stableford format, with the best 5 out of 6 scores to count.

We were out in the first groups at 9.30. It rained most of the day and to be fair we were lucky to be out early. We nervously waited all day as the teams and scores came in, but in the end emerged victorious with some very consistent scoring. Sam Hall led the way with 38, followed by Cameron Ledingham with 36,  Alessio Margiotta and Mark Brooks both with 35, and  Conor O’Toole with 34. These 5 scores totaled 178 and were so good that the score by late substitute Lucy Morrison was able to be discarded. This was a great Team performance!

We were awarded a Trophy kindly donated by Ian Howarth, Past President of the SGU, and each player received a commemorative medal. The R&A kindly donated prizes of golf shirts, flags, and balls from the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and the leading 4 Teams all received prizes.

In the end we romped in 14 points ahead of Alloa Golf Club representing Stirlingshire, who also demonstrated the value of consistency with 5 scores all in the range of 32 to 35 for a total of 164.

Well done everyone who played on the day, especially Lucy who had a very late call up and was woken up at 7.30 in the morning as poor Danny was unwell!  And congratulations to all who played in the league matches and helped get us to this event.  I hope everyone will attend prize giving on Saturday 11 November when I think a big celebration is in order!

Monday 11 September 2017

Well done Morganne

Congratulations to Morganne McQueen who finished 2nd in under 14 girls flag event at the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Finals at Kingsfield  on Saturday.

Team Golf National Championships

It wasn't our day at Scotscraig yesterday.  The team gave their all in pretty awful conditions and are determined to come back stronger next year. Congratulations to winners Lundin Links. Great to get as far as we did and we have the Scottish team championships in two weeks time. Well done everyone. We may not have played our best but as usual we were gracious and courteous in defeat.  If there was a prize for having fun, supporting each other and eating, we would win hands down. (Led by Cameron on the eating side!)

Thanks for all the support from parents, family and members.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017

Edinburgh Junior League Champions 2017!

What a day and a nail-biting finish! Edinburgh Junior League Champions 2017! The matches were all very tight with wins for Danny, Cameron and Lucy, but importantly the others taking their matches as far as possible (Sam and Mark to 18) and the result was a 3-3 draw. On count-back (holes up) we were level as well at 5-5. So Sam Hall, as our number 1, had the unenviable task of playing sudden death. But he was well up to the challenge and won on the 2nd extra hole. And so we won the trophy for the 2nd time ever, the last being 1984. Well done team and that includes all who played in the group matches, quarters, semis and finals. You have done your club proud not just by your golf but by your fantastic attitude, sportsmanship and support for each other. Thanks also to all our magic supporters.

Well done everyone who contributed to this success by playing in the group and knock-out stages:
Alessio Margiotta
Blair Welsh
Cameron Ledingham
Callum Murison
Conor O'Toole
Danny Hendry
Georgia Ledingham
Lucy Morrison
Lucy Hall
Mark Brooks
Matthew Nicoll
Sam Hall

And to Team Manager Susan Corrie, Club Captain George Hunter, and all the parents, family and supporters.

Saturday 2 September 2017

East of Scotland Girls Autumn Meeeting

The East of Scotland Girls Autumn Meeting was held on Sunday 28 March at Craigmillar Park. Congratulations to Georgia Ledingham on winning the Overall Prize with a nett 67. Also congratulations to Under 14 winner Kirsten Murison and under 18 winner Emily Rigg. A total of eight Craigmillar Park girls took part!

Saturday 26 August 2017

Well done Sam!

Well done Sam Hall. Joint winner of the Lothian's Boys Champion of Champions today (with Jack MacDonald, Haddington).

19 August Comps

17 juniors braved the fierce wind in the medal last weekend. Great scoring in really tricky conditions - a gross 71 from Sam Hall and a nett 64 from Cameron Ledingham. Three tiger cubs out as well with Craig MacKenzie gaining his bronze certificate.

Stephen Gallacher Foundation at Craigmillar Park

Pleasure to welcome the Stephen Gallacher Foundation to the club on 20 August. Congratulations to all the winners. Great to have a visit from the man himself, seen here with our own Kirsten Murison who was 3rd in the Under 14 girls event.

Sunday 20 August 2017

Final here we come!

We did it. Our fantastic team came out top in a very tight match against Baberton this afternoon, 3.5-2.5. Well done team and everyone who has played in all the league matches to get us to this position. Final is on Sunday 3 September at the Merchants v Murrayfield, 2pm. Get this date in your diary now and come and support your team!

Friday 18 August 2017

Semi-finals here we come!

Well done team.  Resounding 5.5-0.5 win over Mortonhall tonight.  We play Baberton in the semi-finals on Sunday, 2.30pm at Kingsknowe. Why not come and support the team!

Can we make it 6-0?

Pot of gold awaits!

Lothians Boys Championship

Congratulations to Conor O'Toole and Sam Hall on reaching the match play stages of the Lothians Boys under 16 and under 14 championship.

Conor lost in the under 16 semis and Sam lost on the 18th green in the under 14 final after a great fight back.
Sam with winner Lyle Murdoch (Kings Acre) 

Monday 14 August 2017

Watch this space ......

I have a prediction - remind me when I'm old(er) 😉
Justin and Jordan

Louis and Daniel

Sunday 13 August 2017

And there's more ..

Cameron Ledingham won the handicap open at Leven with a nett 69 on Monday and sister Georgia won the girls 14-17 competition.

Conor O'Toole has qualified for the Lothian's Boys under 16 match play semi finals and Sam Hall the under 14 match play. Both play on Wednesday.

Saturday 12 August 2017

More success!

Congratulations to Kirsten Murison who won the trophy for the best score by a girl in the Malcolm Cup at North Berwick today (scratch competition for Under 14 boys and girls around the 9-hole children's course at North Berwick). Along with Lucy Hall she qualified for the knockout stages, making it all the way to the final, and losing a very close match by 1 hole. Lucy made it to the quarter finals.

Friday 11 August 2017

August Update

There has been so much happening with our juniors I can hardly keep up!

Lucy Morrison has just won the East Lothian Girls Championship today at Gullane no.2 with a scratch 79 which included a back nine of -2. Brilliant stuff Lucy!

Sam Hall played in English Boys' Under 14's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy) this week. He made the cut with ease and despite being disappointed with his 3rd round put in a fantastic performance.  Well done Sam!

Our junior team achieved a well-fought 3-3 draw with Mortonhall yesterday in the junior league quarter finals, leaving all to play for in the 2nd leg at home next Friday. Come on team - we can do it!

Hannah Coull gained her first handicap and Oliver Livingston, playing in his first competition, had 49 points in the midweek stableford!

Keep it going everyone!

Sunday 6 August 2017

Adult Junior Scarmble

Six teams took part in our adult/junior scramble today.  Congratulations to the winners Carys Doggart, Anna Clark and Graeme Clark. A few twists to the rules made for much thought about tactics. Thankfully the brollies were only required at the start.

Carys, Anna and Graeme

Runners up: Cameron Wilson, Oliver Livingston and Alistair Livingston

3rd place: New kids on the block, Katie, Craig and Mike Mackenzie

Saturday 5 August 2017

Good Luck Sam!

Good luck to Sam Hall who is heading down to Manchester to play in the English Boys' Under 14's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy) at The Manchester Golf Club 8-10 August.

Well done the Ledinghams!

Congratulations to Georgia Ledingham won the Eileen McCrae Quaich (Girls Handicap) at the Kilspindie Junior Open with a net 66. Big brother Cameron came 3rd in overall handicap event with a net 64.

Friday 4 August 2017

More new handicaps

Well done Max Bloomfield, Oliver Livingston and Lucy Garden on gaining their first handicaps.

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Well done the Halls!

Well done Lucy and Sam Hall! Lucy won the Stephen Gallacher Foundation under 13 championship trophy at Ratho Park with a fantastic nett 54 hole total of 188! Sam finished with a scratch total of 218 and tied for first place with Ruben Lindsey (Ayr Belleisle) forcing a playoff for the u15 scratch title.  Ruben managed to hole from 8 feet for a birdie 3 on the 4th extra hole.  Great performances from both.

Thursday 27 July 2017

New handicaps

Congratulations to Morganne McQueen and Carys Doggart on obtaining their first handicaps.

Junior Stableford and Tiger Cubs 27 July

Congratulations to Cameron Ledingham on winning today's junior stableford with 42 points and becoming a single figure handicapper! Also a great 41 points by last weeks winner Blair Welsh.

The Tiger Cubs were out as well in the afternoon but we did have to dive for cover when the heavens opened for about 10 minutes!

Well done Sam!

Congratulations to Sam Hall on winning the Gullane 36 hole Junior Open with a 1 over total of 140. (68 on Gullane 3 and 72 on Gullane 2) Brilliant scoring Sam!

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Junior success stories

Congratulations to Lucy Morrison who has had a fantastic few weeks reducing her handicap to 9. She followed up a nett 64 in the weekend medal with 49 points in Thursdays midweek stableford.  She also reached the semi final of the East of Scotland Girls Championship last week losing to the eventual winner Eilidh Henderson (Loretto) and had a solid performance in the Scottish under 16 Girls Open over the past two days. Well done Lucy!

Blair Welsh won the 10-14 year old category in the Dunbar Junior Open last week with a nett 68.

Commiserations to Sam Hall and Conor O'Toole who finished on +4 and +5 for 36 holes at the Scottish under 16s. They both narrowly missed the cut which was at +3 in a strong international field. Good performances from both.

Sam Hall halved his foursomes match and won his singles in the Lothian's Under 14's Boys team who beat  Perth & Kinross Under 14's Boys 9-3 at Royal Burgess GC yesterday (17 July).

Conor O'Toole is currently playing in the English Boys' Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy) this week at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club in Somerset. Good luck Conor - bunkers look interesting!

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Scottish Junior Open Troon

Brilliant experience for Blair Welsh, Lucy Hall and Toby Appleyard, led by captain fantastic Iain Welsh at the Scottish Junior Open in sunny Troon. The team had a better ball score of 57 - which you would think was absolutely fantastic on a long links course, but it wasn't quite good enough with two 54's and a 56!  But they all played really well and represented the club really well also.

Click HERE for more photos

And a Scottish Golf video

Friday 7 July 2017

Normal service resumed ...summer update

Sorry we have had a break in service as yours truly blogmaster has been on holiday! There is a lot to catch up on .....

Firstly, the junior championship.  Congratulations to our new junior champion Mark Brooks.  Congratulations to runner up and defending champion Danny Hendry and semi-finalists Alessio Margiotta  and Cameron Ledingham.

Well done to everyone who qualified and played the matches is such a friendly and sporting manner.  You are all a credit to your families and the club.

Mark towering above the rest!
Scottish Boys and Girls Amateur Championship

I don't need that ladder!

Five of our members took part in the first ever joint Scottish Boys' and Girls' Championship; Lucy Morrison, Mark Brooks, Sam Hall, Danny Hendry and Conor O'Toole. Sam and Conor both made the cut and progressed to the match-play stages losing narrowly in the second round. Danny nearly got there too but lost out narrowly due to wee blip at the end of his second strokeplay round.  They will come back fighting next year with all the more experience.

Congratulations to Conor O'Toole who has been selected to represent Scotland in an under 16 friendly match against an under 16 French team this weekend at The Kittocks in St Andrews. Conor has also managed to secure a place in the English Boys' U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy) starting on 18 July in a strong international field.

Sam Hall has been selected to play in the Lothian's Boys Team in a match against Angus today, Friday 7 July 2017 at Downfield Golf Club.

Our competitions and roll-ups continue to be well attended.

4th June Medal 
Handicap: Kirsten Murison 87 (26) 59/61
Scratch: Danny Hendry 73

24th June Medal
Handicap: Kirsten Murison 85 (22) 61/63
Scratch: Mark Brooks 72

And our Tiger Cubs have been out in force as well with lots of progress made a certificates awarded

Craigmillar Park Junior Open
Our Junior open was held yesterday and given that two opens were cancelled this week due to lack of numbers and that we are currently not on the Lothian's Order of Merit rota, we were delighted to have nearly 40 entrants

Huge congratulations to Conor O'Toole who won the event with a fantastic scratch score of 65 and reduced his handicap to 1.1. Lucy Hall was 4th scratch (the only girl in the prizewinners) with a nett 62, reducing her handicap to 16.1. 

The handicap winner was Sam Westwood (Renaissance) 76 (17) 59 and the winner of the 15 and under Kilgour Trophy was Kerr Sutherland (Peebles). See below for full list of prize winners.  Photos to follow.

Scottish Junior open 
Well done Toby Appleyard, Lucy Hall and Blair Welsh who together with Iain Welsh, finished equal 2nd in the Scottish Junior Open qualifier at Peebles this week. On the eve of a number of the world’s best golfers teeing up at Dundonald, they now get to play in the Junior Scottish Open staged nearby over the excellent municipal layout of Troon Links, Lochgreen next Tuesday. Good luck team!